May 7th, 2008
09:03 AM ET
15 years ago

Clinton adds West Virginia to campaign stops

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/05/07/clinton.westvirginia/art.hillarywin2.ap.jpg caption=" Hillary Clinton plans to appear at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton added a previously unscheduled campaign stop Wednesday in West Virginia, soldiering on after a split decision in Tuesday's voting in Indiana and North Carolina, her aides said.

The senator plans to appear at 11:45 a.m. at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Clinton aides told reporters about 3 a.m. Wednesday.

Her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, had already been scheduled to speak at the university.

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  1. Diana New York

    GOOGLE AND SEE PRES. CLINTON'S AND REV. WRIGHT'S PICTURE TOGETHER.
    THE MEDIA DOES'T WANT YOU TO SEE THE PIC OF REV. AND PRES WHEN REV. WRIGHT WAS BILL'S PERSONAL GUEST IN THE WHITEHOUSE.

    ONCE IN A LIFETIME LEADER; OBAMA08.

    May 7, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  2. Go Obama

    Whats the point? Is the point to win or divide? She cant win by delegates or popular vote unless she has a landslide for all the remaining to even take a bite out of Obamas lead.

    So the fact she is going on is for what? The longer she stays in the more people are going to get angry... if she takes it to the convention... more people will be fired up and angry. If she gets superdelegates on her side and wins... many people will be angry that their vote got dismissed as the popular vote. It will totally divide the party. Its obvious Obama is going to win. She needs to cut her losses before McCain will be the Next President stemmed from resentment of the nomination fight that is obviously no point in fighting.

    Its been over for awhile and we here, wait til after Penn.. well we all knew she would win that state being her home state that was dumb. It all depended on by how much she won by... and then the same with NC and Indiana... it all depended on if they switched to Clinton and if she won by a large margin.. which she didnt. Nothing helped her. The other states are not large enough to help her. Its over.. and someone needs to make it end now before we lose the presidential election.

    May 7, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  3. M.S. Indiana

    Wow, now she finally realize there is 50 states in usa, not just a selected few....

    All she is doing is trying to pick up money from her harem, hopefully she can at least pay off her debt and maybe get her 5 millions back. Maybe there will even be a few bucks left for campaigning for her senate seat....

    May 7, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  4. Rebecca

    Wow, West Virginia and Kentucky, both back woods hillbilly states, are polling for Clinton by almost 40 points. A large amount of demographics from both states are white hillbillies. Why do they overwhelmingly support Hillary? Or maybe we should ask why are they sooooooo against Barack? It appears pretty obvious. Are these feminist states or is there another reason? I think I know.

    May 7, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  5. Rebecca

    Wow, West Virginia and Kentucky, both back woods hillbilly states, are polling for Clinton by almost 40 points. A large amount of demographics from both states are white hillbillies. Why do they overwhelmingly support Hillary? Or maybe we should ask why are they sooooooo against Barack? It appears pretty obvious. Are these feminist states or is there another reason? I think I know.

    May 7, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  6. CNN=Hillary Clinton

    yeah, she is gonna keep lying, cheating, stealing,your $(donation), crying, and all the things she does,......

    and at the end of the day, only smart people would vote for Obama.

    god bless.

    May 7, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  7. Educated White Man for Obama

    People who say they are going to vote for McCain are once of the following:

    1. Racist; or at the very least, afraid of voting for a man of mixed race
    2. Feminists who are scorned that a man is winning
    3. Throwing a tantrum like a toddler, digging their heels into the sand
    4. Unable to see the big picture. We need a D in office this year, not another R.

    Listen people...experience is not necessarily a good thing. Not when that experience is in Washington, which taints politicians. We need someone new with fresh ideas.

    May 7, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  8. ForBetterWorld

    Sups !! Are they looking for their benefit depending on who wins the nomination ? Are they scared of revolt from nominee if they did not pick that candidate ? They should speak out of what their choice is.

    May 7, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  9. shelly in IL

    Just let the rest of the states vote, (they deserve to it), but Hillary needs to stop with the attacks on Obama.

    And, this racially motivated fight that the news networks are trying to start, you need to put it to rest. Blacks have been overwhelmingly supporting white candidates for years and now "blacks support Senator O because he is black" (get off the BS). Everyone (even the news media) know's how qualified Senator O is and if you didn't know you need to pay better attention.

    May 7, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  10. Go Barack

    Obama will never win Fred? I beg to differ, the polls speak for themselves. You HillBilly supporters need to stick a fork in her cause she's done!

    And... Give up the fight for the FL and MI delegates. Ain't gonna happen!

    May 7, 2008 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  11. jay

    I am so glad that Hillary won my home state of Indiana. The Northern half of this State has always been corupt and even when they tried to cook the books as all of us expected they could not win Indiana. Obama cheated with his Gary IN. cronies. Used our tax dollars to bus people to polling places. Sent in false absentee ballots. Not to mention He outspent Clinton 4 to 1 and he still did not win this state which is in his own back yard. Obama is Unelectable and now Clinton has the opprotunity to Prove it in Kentucky, West Virginia, Puerto Rico. I believe she will steadily eat away at Obama's lead now making it very close by the time it gets to the Convention. Hillary will win the Democratic Nomination.... Obama has no more states he can blatantly Cheat in....

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  12. Mike

    Everyone was speaking of race, it's amazing, I mentioned race in a previous post and everyone appeared outraged.

    Now, that race was mentioned as a factor (in the exit polls), others seemed to "suddenly" have an opinion.

    Yes, race IS a factor in this election; and NO, I still will not cast my vote for Obama, not due to racism, though simply because I find him to be a weak candidate.

    I would vote for Colin Powell in a minute, without hesitation; Obama is simply NOT ready to run this country.

    I simply can't understand how individuals state that race doesn't matter?

    As a physician, I work in poor urban areas (via hospice work as a volunteer) and a lot of the blacks (good, friendly people) will tell me that "they are voting for Obama because they need to see a "brother" (their words not mine) in the White House.

    I respect their decision, however if I try to engage them into a political conversation, they are speechless (only due to not being aware of the issues).

    PLEASE, vote based on the issues, ask about the issues, read, watch television, though do NOT vote based on race.

    I personally believe that Obama will be ready for the White House with a bit more experience, though not at the moment.

    I hope that if elected, Obama surrounds himself with a strong, experienced cabinet.

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  13. Truthmatters

    May 7th, 2008 9:20 am ET
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    It never ceases to amaze me how stories come out and gather steam because of one reason or another.

    Case in point: Obama has been dragged through the mud because of what his ex pastor, Rev. Wright said, correct? This story has gathered such a full head of steam that it has actually been the deciding factor in some voters according to exit polls.

    Why hasn't the fact that Hillary's ex pastor, Rev. William Procanick who has been CONVICTED OF CHILD MOLESTATION been brought to the forefront? Not only was he CONVICTED of first degree sexual abuse, for inappropriately touching a seven year old girl, he lied about it on the stand!

    Hmm, I wonder why that wasn't plastered all over the front pages of main stream America, talked about on talk radio, and blasted all over the blogs like the 8 billion stories about Rev. Wright ?

    I'll let you all decide that one!

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  14. Jimmy SC

    The only reason she is still in the race is because she knows there are a few more idiots that will donate to her and she is trying to get her 5mil back!

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  15. Lisa

    Hillary supporters are truly sad souls. It showed in the numbers last night that you all have so much hatred that because she will not be the nominee, you would vote for McCain or not vote at all. It's sad that we live in a worl that is so torn. Hillary gave a good fight, but she is not what the "majority" want. Don't be so cynical and destroy what will be something good.

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  16. Ed, Santa Fe NM

    SHUT HER UP AND SEND HER PACKING....

    ENOUGH OF HILLARY ALREADY

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  17. Candace from Texas

    What happen to I win big states???? Now she wants small states? She is insane! She does not know what she wants. Just like a typical woman! This lady is really damaging this party. West Virginia I hope you are listening to us because only when it will help her appear more electable does she want to say lets win West Virginia because it favors her more. Obama has repeatedly stated that he see know difference in big state or small state. Obama is running a clean race and I hope people will see the deceit and games Clinton is running.

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  18. piecrust

    Two years ago nobody knows this person Obama and now you want him as president of the U.S. – those who voted for him are simply idiots, uneducated or taking the risk like putting their bet on a slot machine. what a bunch of lunatics. In November, if the weather is bad I will sit out, otherwise, my vote goes for McCain. You voted for Obama to be the nominee the same way you voted for Bush for 8 years!!!!

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  19. david chu

    Exit polls show the majority of people who support clinton dont have a college degree. So therefore its not surprising that they cant see the writing on the wall or do the math to see that she cannot win. Count michigan, florida and Obama still has a lead.

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  20. Tony Z- MD

    She is going to announce this is the end. It is over folks. This was a last minute thing. Her place in the democratic party is at stake if she continues.

    May 7, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  21. AC

    Chelsea's face said it all. She knows her mom's not going to win.

    May 7, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  22. Go Barack

    This race is about helping the democratic party, not hurting it. It's time to drop out now.

    Yes we CAN, and No... you can't Hillary.

    May 7, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  23. Maggie in SC

    I am not sure how all you Obama supporters can say Sen. Clinton is splitting the Democratic Party. He is no saint. We know nothing about this man other than his voting record in the Senate, which consits mainly of "no shows" and "Present". He did not have a vote and was not in the Senate during the Iraq war voting. What experience does he really have? The crime in his State is scary, people dying all the time from gun shot wounds.

    Sen. Obama is pushing me to the right, and I have been Dem. all the way, for years. I don't want another 4 years of Bush. None of us can afford it. As for Sen. Clinton saying she wants us to act like Americans again, like the almighty Rev. Wright's speeches, stop watching the sound bite and listen to her entire speech. You might learn how to be an American again.

    If Obama gets the Nomination, Ralph Nader is looking pretty good.....

    May 7, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  24. Mary

    Hillary knows her chances of winning is that of a snowball in hell. Her main purpose now is to stop Senator Obama from becoming the President. She thinks she is the only one to defeat Senator McCain but she is wrong, If she wins the nomination, Senator McCain will become the Prersident.

    May 7, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  25. Steven

    Why prolong this race? It is over. Senater Obama has now sealed his nomination by winning big in North Carolina and a virtual tie in Indiana. Also later this week John Edwards and Gore will come out to endorse Senater Obama. Now counting the many more super-delegates that will be throwing in there support this week or next. With all the pressure Hillary will have to give it up. She should get behind Senater Obama and start the healing of our party split, NOW! Time is critical if we are to re-claim the White House. The Louisville Courier Newpaper, Kentucky biggest paper just endorsed Senater Obama. There is no ground for her to make up in the rest of the States. Sorry Hillary supporters but it is over.

    GO OBAMA,

    Steven

    Kentucky

    May 7, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
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